Panama continues with the option of moving to the final of the Caribbean SeriesFebruary 9, 2019
Despite the defeat of this Friday against the Dominican Republic by score 5-3, to the ninth of Panama has one option left, which is to win, to pass to the final of the Caribbean Baseball Series that is played precisely in Panamanian lands.
The team of the Toros de Herrera defends the Panamanian colors in the contest and this Saturday is measured to the Cangrejeros de Santurce of Puerto Rico, to close the group stage.
An Isthmian victory will allow Panama to tie the winners and losers with the Eastern Stars of the Dominican Republic, both with a 3-1 record.
If this draw occurs, the classification is decided by the statistics accumulated in the two matches played between these teams in the group round. Both squads are equal in allowed races, both total and clean. And in the batting Panama has an advantage.
But all this as long as the Bulls win this Saturday to the Cangrejeros, otherwise and there is a victory for the Puerto Ricans, Panama is 2-2 and passes the Dominican Republic with 3-1. But, all this will be confirmed in the next few hours by the organizers of the Caribbean Series.
Panamanians and Puerto Ricans face this Saturday at 7:00 p, m. at the Rod Carew stadium.
THE GAME THAT LOST PANAMA
This Friday, the Panamanian troops He went up in the first inning and added his second touchdown in the top of the fourth inning with a home run by Elmer Reyes.
The Dominicans shortened the distance with a run in the bottom of the fourth section to put the score 2-1, still in favor of the locals.
In the sixth inning, Panamanian relievers failed to contain the attack of the Dominicans, who stepped on the plate on three occasions to go up 4-2.
Dominicana extended the advantage in the seventh chapter to dominate 5-2. Panama reduced the difference with a race in the eighth for the definitive 5-3.
The triumph was credited to Panamanian Paolo Espino, who is a reinforcement of the Estrellas Orientales. The right-hander, acting as a relay, worked 3.1 innings, in which he allowed two hits and one run.
For the Bulls the game was lost by Carlos Teller, first of six shooters who used the canal direction.
At bat, the best for Panama It was Allen Córdoba, who beat 5-3.
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